Residents of a number of Syrian regions felt it… An earthquake occurred in southern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale hit Hatay in southern Turkey and was felt by residents of a number of Syrian regions.

The Turkish Emergency and Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) said in a statement on Sunday that the quake hit at 21:13 local time (1813 GMT).

The statement added that the depth of the earthquake was 11.67 km.

There were no reports of any losses as a result of the earthquake, which was also felt by residents of a number of Syrian governorates.

Turkey is located on many fault lines and is often hit by earthquakes. In 1999, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the east of the country, killing more than 17,000 people, including a thousand in Istanbul.

Source: agencies

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